4
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Book: found
      Is Open Access

      Close Encounters : Essays on Russian Literature

      Academic Studies Press
      Literary Collections / Russian & Former Soviet Union, bisacsh:LCO014000

      Read this book at

      Buy book Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this book yet. Authors can add summaries to their books on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Close Encounters: Essays on Russian Literature combines discussions of ethical, esthetic, and philosophical interest raised by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gorky, with close analyses of their texts. This book focuses on four thematic configurations: first, issues of freedom and responsibility, the necessity of free individual expression and yet the limits of will, or self-will; second Two Kinds of Beauty, the unity of moral, esthetic, and spiritual categories, and the quest for the ideal; third Critical Perspectives, examples of the type of commentary that approaches art with a unified ethical and spiritual perspective (Dostoevsky, Gorky, V.I. Ivanov, and the partially dissenting Bakhtin); and fourth Poems of Parting, three poems (works by Tyutchev, Severyanin, and Pushkin) involving parting, loss, and recovery.

          Related collections

          Author and book information

          Book
          01 January 2013
          968a8232-3d63-4b9c-8008-a5b65149d5d8
          dbbd7375-85b8-4a82-943a-890e8708317a 9781618116772

          Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

          History

          Literary Collections / Russian & Former Soviet Union,bisacsh:LCO014000

          Comments

          Comment on this book